Tag Archives: Zili Huang

Graduation Day

This last summer, I undertook my last official activity as a faculty member at Northwestern University, namely, graduation day! (I had a 0% courtesy appointment for two years until my last Northwestern students graduated.) Here I am with four of … Continue reading

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Thurston, Selberg, and Random Polynomials, Part II.

What is the probability that the largest root of a polynomial is real? Naturally enough, this depends on how one models a random polynomial. If we take polynomials of degree N which are constrained to have all of their roots … Continue reading

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Thurston, Selberg, and Random Polynomials, Part I.

Apart from everything else, you could always count on Bill Thurston to ask interesting questions. This is the first of a small number of posts which were motivated in part by figure two from this paper, and this accompanying MO … Continue reading

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